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FTC has published, in partnership with the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, a new business guide explaining labeling requirements for textile and wool products. Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements under the Textile and Wool Acts provides up-to-date information about the Commission's rules implementing these statutes. The Textile and Wool Rules were amended last year to streamline the labeling requirements and eliminate unnecessary words, such as "fiber content on reverse side."

The Guide answers questions about the three basic labeling requirements:

  • (1) fiber content,
  • (2) country of origin, and
  • (3) manufacturer or dealer identity.

It also contains many examples of correct labels and briefly summarizes labeling requirements for fur products.

FTC also has a new web page for information on textile, wool, and fur labeling requirements. It includes Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements under the Textile and Wool Acts, the full text of the rules and statutes, and other information helpful to members of the textile and apparel industry. FTC's web site is found at -- click on Business Guidance.

(FTC Release, February 4, 1999.)


Commerce Secretary William Daley and FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky held a news conference to discuss "the recent growth of online shopping and to underscore the applicability of basic consumer protections on the Net." For more information, contact: Victoria Streitfeld, Federal Trade Commission, 202-326-2718 or Patricia Woodward, Department of Commerce, 202-482-3263. (Additional information was unavailable at presstime.)

(FTC Media Advisory, February 4, 1999.)

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